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College Business Majors Top the Underemployed List

College Business Majors Top the Underemployed List
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Did you graduate from an undergraduate business program only to find yourself waiting tables and living at home with your parents? PayScale, which collects and analyzes salary information from survey respondents, says you’re not alone.

After analyzing data collected from several million survey respondents, PayScale found that students who earned a bachelor’s degree (and nothing beyond that) in business administration and management top the list of the 10 most underemployed majors. These graduates are 8.2 times more likely to be underemployed than the average college graduate. Majors that are least likely to be underemployed include engineering, computer science, and statistics.